Methodology

  • August 31, 2015
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    Survey question wording: Lessons learned from same-sex marriage

    Recent national polls report that the majority of the public supports marriage recognition for same-sex couples. But these reports are not uniform.  Some polling organizations still report less than a majority in favor. So, what is going on? Why the variation?

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    Tags: Marriage & Family, Methodology, Public Opinion

  • June 22, 2015
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    VIDEO: The Importance of CHIS in LGBT Research and Data Collection

    In a recent seminar, Gary J. Gates demonstrates how CHIS has been used in research about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and (as of CHIS 2015) transgender community and the role it has played in helping to inform important policy debates about LGBT rights. One highlight from the seminar: his take on social acceptance, income and data on health disparities.

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    Tags: Demographics, Methodology

  • May 2, 2015
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    Welcome to LGBT Stats! by Dr. Gary J. Gates

    Webster defines data as, “facts or information used usually to calculate, analyze, or plan something.” At the Williams Institute, data drives our work to inform important debates about LGBT rights with calculated, analytical facts. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce LGBTStats, our new data blog designed to share our growing list of data resources and the research emanating from them with a focus on visualization and accessibility.

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    Tags: Methodology